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Open Source ArchiCAD Alternatives

The best open source alternative to ArchiCAD is FreeCAD. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to ArchiCAD and seven of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to ArchiCAD are Sweet Home 3D, LibreCAD, Sverchok and MakerSCAD.

ArchiCAD alternatives are mainly CAD Software but may also be 3D Modelers or Interior Design Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ArchiCAD.
This page was last updated Jun 22, 2022
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  • Mac
  • Windows

ArchiCAD offers computer aided solutions for handling all common aspects of aesthetics and engineering during the whole...

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  1. FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License).

    Most users think FreeCAD is a great alternative to ArchiCAD.
  2. Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design Java application that helps you draw the plan of your house, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in 3D.

    Sweet Home 3D vs ArchiCAD opinions
    Most users think Sweet Home 3D is a great alternative to ArchiCAD.

    Sweet Home 3D is a good tool for newbies and people "always in a hurry"

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  3. LibreCAD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com

    LibreCAD (originally QCad then CADuntu) is an open source 2D CAD application for Windows, Apple and Linux. It is based on Qt, which is a leading cross-platform application and UI development framework.

    LibreCAD vs ArchiCAD opinions
    This alternative is disputed. LibreCAD is still a legitimate alternative to ArchiCAD, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    No 3D functionality in LibreCAD.

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  4. Sverchok

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Blender

    verchok is a powerful parametric tool for architects, allowing geometry to be programmed visually with nodes. Mesh and geometry programming consists of combining basic elements such as:

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  5. MakerSCAD

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS

    MakerSCAD is a web-based parametric 3D design software with a block-based programming language to create objects for 3D printing, animations, games and websites.

    Discontinued

    Site certificate expired. Software itself hasn't been updated in a very long time, is incomplete, and doesn't function



  6. B-processor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    B-processor is BIM software that has been and currently is still developed by the Arhus School of Architecture in cooperation with the Alexandra institute.

  7. Archimedes CAD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Archimedes is a free and open source CAD (Computer Aided Design) software. It is a robust system built over Eclipse’s Rich Client Java Platform fully based on plug ins.

    Discontinued

    The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 0.66, released in June 2012, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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